Dante Suarez


Dante Suarez
United States
State / Region
New York

Singer/Songwriter DanteWuzHere is what your playlist is missing. With years of experience creating hits with industry heavyweights like Kanye West, Narada Michael Walden, Bryan Michael Cox, Los Da Mystro, Fabulous, Rocafella Records (AKA Roc Nation), and Organized Noise, DanteWuzHere embodies a classic, old soul capable of embracing music’s evolution. 

Signed to RCA Records during neo-soul’s heyday, Danté croons with the best of them, and was hand-picked for major projects with songwriter Teron Beal (Brandy, Next, Mya), and TLC’s T-Boz. As the show-stopping lead singer of a group curated by T-Boz, DanteWuzHere met industry veteran Debra Killings, who, in addition to being a vocal coach, background singer, and songwriter for TLC, also played a key role as mentor. 

Needless to say, the lifelong love DanteWuzHere has for his craft runs deep. The unforeseen shutdown of RCA’s Urban Division resulted in DanteWuzHere’s freshman LP Inferno (under the name of simple Dante) never getting released. However with unwavering tenacity, DanteWuzHere tapped into his other love: songwriting, and became a co-founder of the award-winning writing team, The Pen Heads Ink. Unbeknownst to him, DanteWuzHere was simultaneously gaining popularity and notoriety across the world, and was eventually recruited by Japanese rock band The Lost CTRL to write for their album as well as tour with them as lead singer. 

Fast-forward to 2016, and DanteWuzHere is back with his passion project: Electric Mayhem (released under the name Dante), musically backed by bandmates and friends, The Lost CTRL. “My new music really tells who I am today," explains Danté, noting that he dug deep within himself and life's experiences, while manifesting legends like Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Seal, Lenny Kravitz, and 'of course' Prince.

Newly signed with NYC based record label White Kid Records in 2017, DanteWuzHere is preparing to release his new single "Heaven Help Us" a message to the state of the world as it is today. "This is my, 'Imagine', my 'Man in the Mirror'. I wanted to deliver something to the world for people to sit up and take notice and make change for the betterment of humanity." 

Florida-born, Atlanta-raised DanteWuzHere fits naturally into the collection of music lovers who truly appreciate soul and a story behind their music. At the age of thirteen, he became an aspiring R&B vocalist with unlimited superstar potential, and to this day remains an honest breath of fresh air.

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Our readers would love to get to know you more Dante. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

My connection with music and fashion, I love to be on the forward end of all that I do. When everyone is going right I would go left. I think that what makes me unique is my connection with things and people. My love for the arts and connection with people is what I believe has worked for me all these years

Dante, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a singer/songwriter?

I am a singer/songwriter first, who simply loves my craft and all that comes with it. I am a model, a musician, a fashionista, a dancer, an actor and a humanitarian. I have had the opportunity to work with major recording artists, photographers. I just want to use my platform for all that is positive and to connect with humans through my art

Who is your inspiration in life Dante? How do you keep inspired?

Discovering new music, listening to the legends in music and studying music to sharpen my knowledge. I am urning the pages of fashion magazines(from GQ to Vogue), seeing style change and be explored in so many creative ways. The blend of fashion and music is such an amazing thing to me how much they influence each other.

We all make mistakes Dante, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a singer/songwriter, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There's never been a time for this. I tend to handle thing pretty even headed and just embrace the actual opportunity being a creative person

Dante ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a singer/songwriter, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

Timing. I try my best to get every opportunity presented to me and be the best possible for whatever the clients. Most of my opportunities come because of me being a musician and my sense of style

Please tell us Dante, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a singer/songwriter?

Once a few years ago I had a really tight recording schedule but Keith Major wanted to shoot me. I made sure that I moved things to work for everyone involved in the recording process so that I could meet that amazing opportunity with Keith.

Dante, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
During the process of making my new single "Heaven Help Us" the producer started to stray away from the original sound I wanted. The label head was not very much into it and was nearing axing the whole song. I convinced him to give me a week alone with the producer so we could deconstruct the track and build it back piece by piece as I heard it in my head. I ultimately got what i wanted out of it and so much more.

Dante please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a singer/songwriter. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
Proudest moment was making it to Getty Images as well as Black Tie Magazine from fashion week a couple years ago

Dante, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Recently had a photoshoot for my album artwork and had a chance to try out different vibes and looks with some amazing upcoming designers. Santa Monroe provided all the wardrobe and MGDesigns provided all these amazing masks to add that avant grade edge

What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a singer/songwriter?

Stay focused! In anything you wish to accomplish, FOCUS is the key.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I would love to create great images and/or campaigns with photographers, designers and magazines 

Now for the best part Dante! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photo 1
Photographer: Diego Ramos for @brat_agency
Stylist: Theo Hanson @stylebytheohanson
Mask provided by: Santa Monroe @santamonroenyc

Photo 2
Photographer: Aiden Penner @itsfine.wav
Jackets: Santa Monroe @santamonroenyc

Photo 3
Photographer: Scottie @eyesofscottie
Styling: Dante Suarez

Photo 4
Photographer: Gavi Staloch @206shooter
Styling: Thea Hanson @stylebytheohanson and Dante Suarez @dantewuzhere

Photo 5
Photographer: Diego Ramos for @brat_agency
Stylist: Theo Hanson @stylebytheohanson
Mask provided by: Matthew Griffin @MGdesigns.co
Wardrobe: Santa Monroe @santamonroenyc

Photo 6
Photographer: Nike @bycosmasia
Stylist: CalebPhillips @bitterfuq
Graphics Design: Nike @bycosmasia

Photo 7
Photographer: Robert Diaz (BTS shots) in collaboration with @brat_agency
Stylist: Theo Hanson @stylebytheohanson

Photo 8
Photographer: Diego Ramos for @brat_agency
Stylist: Theo Hanson @stylebytheohanson
Mask provided by: Matthew Griffin @MGdesigns.co
Wardrobe: Santa Monroe @santamonroenyc

Photo 9
Photographer: Diego Ramos for @brat_agency
Stylist: Theo Hanson @stylebytheohanson
Wardrobe: Santa Monroe @santamonroenyc

Photo 10
Photographer: Nike @bycosmasia
Stylist: CalebPhillips @bitterfuq
Graphics Design: Nike @bycosmasia


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